Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine

Atlantic Loire Valley

The main event of this museum is Jean Lurçat's 'Chant du Monde', the 'Song of the World' tapestry whose 10 panels are Lurçat's version of a modern Apocalypse Tapestry. Woven in the world famous weaving town of Aubusson, the tapestry was finally completed and first displayed in Annecy in 1963. Since 1968 it has been displayed here at the museum inside the remarkable 12th century Hôpital St Jean. One of the oldest Angevin buildings it forms a beautiful backdrop to the Chant du Monde and other modern tapestries by Jean Lurçat, Thomas Gleb and Josep Grau-Garriga.


Places to visit nearby

Angers in Atlantic Loire Valley is an artistic city on the banks of the River Maine, that is steeped in medieval history and full of beautiful gardens and parks.

Saumur in Atlantic Loire Valley is easily recognised by its fairytale chateau and is famous for its association with horses - the area around the town is even known as the Kingdom of the Horse.

Laval in Western Loire is a pretty town on the Mayenne river where a charming château sits on a rocky outcrop, and some remarkably well-preserved Gallo-Roman baths can be found nearby.

Nearby attractions

Renowned for its stained glass windows, dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries, and the diagonal ribs of its vaulting, Angers cathedral is an outstanding example of the Anjou Gothic style.

One of the oldest medieval buildings in France, the Maison d'Adam (sometimes called the Tree of Life) is a half-timbered house in the heart of Angers that was the home of a very wealthy merchant.

Built as a military fortress rather than a palatial home, this 13th century castle is an intimidating and austere sight when arriving in Angers. Home of the Dukes of Anjou, this massive fortress has seventeen towers and a...